Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT Shadow IT – sometimes referred to as Stealth IT – describes the usage of IT systems and solutions that are built and used inside businesses and organisations without explicit approval from IT departments and/or management. Fueled by the growth of BYOD policies, Christopher Rentrop, Professor of Informatics at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, believes

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Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry “As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” – Geoff Mulgan In today’s world, we are bound to a reality where we can enjoy and appreciate the diversity of high-technology innovations all

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Toothpaste is not something that often comes to mind when talking about the cloud. Many still hold a vision of the cloud as one of storage and serving: data used in the support of business

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise! By Al Johnson Each Friday, you can visit CloudTweaks to enjoy the most recent comic in our collection. The comics are free to reuse and share on personal, non-profit and educational websites related to technology.  For commercial uses, please contact us on our tiered monthly pay as you go rate packages

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

The Next Wave “While the Internet of Things is still in its infancy,” says a 2014 Acquity Group Study, “this technology is poised for massive growth in the next decade. We are already seeing computer- and sensor-infused objects in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, consumer electronics and in-home appliances. As it becomes less

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Data Storage – $16 Billion Market Data storage is big business and has many startups jumping onboard looking to capitalize on this growing need. Research firm IDC predicts that: “The revenue share of aggregate storage segment for Big Data (which includes systems, software, cloud, and services) will grow at a CAGR of 32.7% to reach $16.86 billion

Wearable Tech – Coca Cola, McDonalds And Nike – Which Brands Are Desirable?

Wearable Tech – Coca Cola, McDonalds And Nike – Which Brands Are Desirable?

Wearable Tech – Which Brands Are Desirable? As the march of progress in the wearable tech industry continues to quicken, some brands are at the forefront of the sector while some continue to lag behind. As with any industry, some of the brands are also more desired than others, with consumers falling over themselves to

Cloud Infographic – When Safety Comes First – Healthcare IT

Cloud Infographic – When Safety Comes First – Healthcare IT

When Safety Comes First “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates Thanks to the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, modern healthcare professionals focus on abandoning their old ways of providing care to their patients. The whole sphere of healthcare worldwide has been awarded an

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The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.

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Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

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Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security Cloud applications are a priority for every business – the technology is flexible, easy-to-use, and offers compelling economic benefits to the enterprise. The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving

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Dreaming of a Cloud Transition and Transformation Framework

Dreaming of a Cloud Transition and Transformation Framework

Cloud Transition and Transformation Framework Many years ago I was introduced to the concepts that comprise the visual architecture process. During the process of learning about the concepts and process of visual architecture, I adopted many of the concepts, ideas and tools to use in my own processes. In particular, there was a component that

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future.  Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years. Included below

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Wearables, including Google Glass, must be put away in cinemas

Wearables, including Google Glass, must be put away in cinemas

Bad news for those of you who’ve decided to sport your Google Glass everywhere you go. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their anti-piracy policy. It reads, in part, “Other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time.” Read the

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

Apple actually lost U.S. market share in Q3 despite iPhone 6 launch

A new report from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech reveals that huge iPhone 6 demand helped Apple last quarter, with the company seeing market share increases in various European markets. However, Apple’s market share actually dropped in Apple’s home country during the period, hitting 32.6% in the September quarter, a 3.3% drop compared to last year. FROM EARLIER: